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(The Atlantic)   The death of America's most important contribution to culture, jazz music   (theatlantic.com) divider line 129
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2012-11-24 12:09:31 PM  
Music is about change. If you stick with something too long you get stagnant and may as well stop. That's why I am moving on to Avant-garde passivist anarchist trip-hip-rock ambiance collabor-jazz.
 
2012-11-24 12:09:40 PM  
Yeah, I think I am gonna have to go with Electronic Dance Music over Jazz
 
2012-11-24 12:11:03 PM  
RIP Jazz
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-24 12:13:40 PM  
Wassa matta, man? Don't you like our smart people's music?
 
2012-11-24 12:14:08 PM  
As someone who's taking a "The History of Jazz" class, I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/until I realized I still haven't done the 10 page analysis of "The Preacher" by Horace Silver due next Friday
//then I'm not getting much of a kick
 
2012-11-24 12:15:38 PM  

cman: Yeah, I think I am gonna have to go with Electronic Dance Music over Jazz


i thought the british made that
 
kab
2012-11-24 12:20:50 PM  

cman: Yeah, I think I am gonna have to go with Electronic Dance Music over Jazz


3/10, should get some bites.
 
2012-11-24 12:23:52 PM  
Languages go extinct. So do types of music.
 
2012-11-24 12:24:32 PM  
I blame:

Link
 
2012-11-24 12:28:13 PM  
am I missing something or did TFA not really address its own headline and topic? 


otherwise, though I suspect its relationship to jazz is in-name-only, Futurejazz and Darkjazz are rather interesting, newer genres (i.e. Hidden Orchestra, Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, etc.). I'm sure Flying Lotus fits in somewhere too.
 
2012-11-24 12:29:50 PM  

cman: Yeah, I think I am gonna have to go with Electronic Dance Music over Jazz


ORLY?
userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2012-11-24 12:32:14 PM  
So long as Herbie Hancock is alive and active, jazz isn't dead.
 
2012-11-24 12:33:47 PM  
Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny ....
 
2012-11-24 12:34:40 PM  
Jazz isn't dead. Just like Big Band music isn't dead. They just aren't burning up the charts and being played until 4am anymore. Hell, in a few years Rock n' Roll will be as "dead" as Jazz is.
 
WGJ
2012-11-24 12:38:31 PM  
Well, what did you expect when it moved to Utah?
 
2012-11-24 12:40:49 PM  
Getting a kick out of this thread as I am currently listening to the local college Jazz station.
 
2012-11-24 12:40:50 PM  
What?!?!? Kenny G died?????
 
2012-11-24 12:41:12 PM  
I guess the people in KC never got the memo
 
2012-11-24 12:46:36 PM  
 
2012-11-24 12:51:23 PM  
No it isn't, but headlines like that one get more clicks.

On another note, marketing is still alive.
 
2012-11-24 12:53:53 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: am I missing something or did TFA not really address its own headline and topic?


Nope. That "conclusion" in the final paragraph was never supported or addressed in the rest of the article.

(Downloading the Carmen McRae cover of "Lush Life" right now since I'm intrigued by the praise in the article for it.)
 
2012-11-24 12:54:30 PM  
In places where you can still smoke in bars, jazz is alive. Otherwise, why bother?
 
2012-11-24 12:54:47 PM  
 
2012-11-24 12:59:14 PM  

puckrock2000: MFAWG: I blame:

Link

Right artist, wrong tune.


Damn! Beat me to it.
 
2012-11-24 01:01:24 PM  
As I've alway said, jazz is for middle-aged men questioning their sexual orientation.
 
2012-11-24 01:01:36 PM  
Jazz is dead. Long live megaphone crooning!
 
2012-11-24 01:09:53 PM  

WTF Indeed: Jazz isn't dead. Just like Big Band music isn't dead. They just aren't burning up the charts and being played until 4am anymore. Hell, in a few years Rock n' Roll will be as "dead" as Jazz is.


You must be posting from the 70s. Rock has been dead for decades
 
2012-11-24 01:11:36 PM  
Well, at least we'll always have jazz hands.
 
2012-11-24 01:15:18 PM  
Thank god my home town New Orleans still exists, and as long as it does jazz will not die.

/and please just say no to european jazz fusion.
 
2012-11-24 01:15:48 PM  
Well, we'll always have Linus and Lucy.
 
2012-11-24 01:16:08 PM  

moothemagiccow: WTF Indeed: Jazz isn't dead. Just like Big Band music isn't dead. They just aren't burning up the charts and being played until 4am anymore. Hell, in a few years Rock n' Roll will be as "dead" as Jazz is.

You must be posting from the 70s. Rock has been dead for decades


Given what is being played on my local "alternative rock" radio station, I'm inclined to agree. Most of it is neither alternative, nor rock.
 
2012-11-24 01:18:49 PM  

BattleFrenchie28: As someone who's taking a "The History of Jazz" class, I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

/until I realized I still haven't done the 10 page analysis of "The Preacher" by Horace Silver due next Friday
//then I'm not getting much of a kick


I can only imagine that taking a class like that is a bit like a vegan taking a biology class and having to dissect a cat.
 
2012-11-24 01:21:00 PM  

theflatline: Thank god my home town New Orleans still exists, and as long as it does jazz will not die.

/and please just say no to european jazz fusion.


The Europeans are some of the only ones bringing innovation to jazz. New Orleans is mostly a museum.
 
2012-11-24 01:21:30 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: So long as Herbie Hancock is alive and active, jazz isn't dead.


Yeah, people might have said that about Bird, Jelly Roll Morton, Trane, Horace Silver, Miles, Duke, Basie, Dizzy, Zawinul, etc...

Jazz is alive and well (albeit not as popular as it once was), and will continue to be for as long as people appreciate innovation and improvisation. Hell, I paid my way through grad school playing in a big band on Friday & Saturday nights, and a steady Sunday afternoon quartet job at a fancy hotel. Blues and jazz are the first uniquely "American" styles of music, and won't be soon forgotten.

Im_Gumby: What?!?!? Kenny G died?????


I'd facepalm, but I know that you're kidding. I can fart more interestingly than Kenny G can play. He was actually pretty good way back when he was playing with Jeff Lorber, but he discovered his "niche" playing pentatonic scales that didn't challenge peoples' ears who are too lazy to actively listen to jazz, but wanted to say that they "like jazz". His incessant noodling-around sappy bullshiat is offensive to my ears, but I can see why other people might like it. He found his audience and played it up for many dollars. I don't begrudge him that. I'd just rather listen to someone who challenges my brain, not that "smooth jazz / adult contemporary" crap.
 
2012-11-24 01:21:40 PM  
Most jazz music bores me to tears.

Blues, on the other hand, makes me stupid happy....
 
2012-11-24 01:26:00 PM  

fastfxr: As I've alway said, jazz is for middle-aged men questioning their sexual orientation.


What Ive noticed is that gay men in the US do not tend to like jazz, (with an exception for the musical theater variety,) but the Europeans seem to be much more comfortable with it (except for the avant-garde/non danceable variety.)

just observations. I have not conducted a scientific study.
 
2012-11-24 01:30:14 PM  
www.vervemusicgroup.com

Don't care much for her music, but she makes a decent album cover. 

/That's right, Diana...now let's try one without the top...
 
2012-11-24 01:30:30 PM  

swahnhennessy: theflatline: Thank god my home town New Orleans still exists, and as long as it does jazz will not die.

/and please just say no to european jazz fusion.

The Europeans are some of the only ones bringing innovation to jazz. New Orleans is mostly a museum.


I'm a big fan of old 1920's and 30's jazz, and I dont normally like modern electronic dance music (house, etc.) but I have been hooked on electroswing for a little while now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro_swing
 
2012-11-24 01:31:04 PM  
Important to who?

www.thecomicbooks.com
 
2012-11-24 01:34:28 PM  
It's all about folk-punk now. Get with the program people.
/nsfw language and screamy vocals
 
2012-11-24 01:43:07 PM  

WTF Indeed: Jazz isn't dead. Just like Big Band music isn't dead. They just aren't burning up the charts and being played until 4am anymore. Hell, in a few years Rock n' Roll will be as "dead" as Jazz is.


AC/DC told me rock 'n roll will NEVER die!
 
2012-11-24 01:44:32 PM  
uploads.gretschguitars.com

*JAZZ!*

/And now a solo on my trombone that was left out in the rain....
 
2012-11-24 01:45:40 PM  

Im_Gumby: What?!?!? Kenny G died?????


Damn. Beat me to it.

/ he's just one nail on the coffin, IMHO.
 
2012-11-24 01:49:51 PM  
Ummmm no subby, no.
 
2012-11-24 01:52:42 PM  
It's not dead, it always smells like that.
 
2012-11-24 01:58:00 PM  

aspAddict: [www.vervemusicgroup.com image 400x400]

Don't care much for her music, but she makes a decent album cover. 

/That's right, Diana...now let's try one without the top...


This lady doesn't do "decent album covers" like Diana Krall:

i78.photobucket.com

But, then again, I stopped buying albums based on what was on the cover when I reached the age of reason.
 
2012-11-24 02:08:59 PM  

Martstar: /And now a solo on my trombone that was left out in the rain....


I bet that was one rusty trombone.
 
2012-11-24 02:10:47 PM  
Blues not Jazz, is the most important
 
2012-11-24 02:11:15 PM  
 
2012-11-24 02:11:17 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: WTF Indeed: Jazz isn't dead. Just like Big Band music isn't dead. They just aren't burning up the charts and being played until 4am anymore. Hell, in a few years Rock n' Roll will be as "dead" as Jazz is.

AC/DC told me rock 'n roll will NEVER die!



Neil Young said pretty much the same thing.
 
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